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 Hot NewsFylde and the Combined Authority 22 March  2017  
Fylde and the Combined AuthorityWith letters about this matter being published every week in the LSA Express, we thought we'd bring readers our own take on what's been going on. There were moves to make Fylde part of a new  'Lancashire Combined Authority', but after our MP spoke in Westminster it seemed like a decisions to leave it had already been taken. But it hasn't. We have the story about what's going on....

 Exclusive NewsLytham Hall Mess 6 March  2017  
Lytham Hall MessOur own in-depth investigation about the loss of the Stage II Lottery grant to restore the Hall. We disagree with FBC's conclusions. We think prime responsibility lies with Lancashire County Council not Heritage Trust for the North West. But what's being lost  sight of in all the acrimonious recriminations is the hall itself. Those professing to care about it are actually damaging it. We give our own take on events.....

 Exclusive NewsGreen Bin Subscriptions: Latest Information 23 February  2017  
Green Bin Subscriptions: Latest InformationWe report the last four meetings at Fylde where the introduction of the Green Waste Subscription Service have been decided. It's a fundamental change because it's no longer to be a local tax, it's now an (optional) paid for service. It's not been plain sailing. One of the meetings was very fractious, and in the end only the Conservatives voted for it. We suspect they plan to make a profit from Fylde's Green Waste subscribers....

 St Johns By-election: Result and Analysis 17 February  2017  
St Johns By-election: Result and AnalysisMark Bamforth won an impressive 2:1 victory over he nearest rival in the St John's Ward by-election. That was despite sensitive and controversial information about his personal circumstances leaking out into the public domain. We look at the result and what it means locally. We look at the wider impacts of the underlying trend, and we wonder whether FBC is capable of making the changes that are needed....

 Obituary: Ron Wilson 7 February  2017  
Obituary: Ron WilsonWith great sadness, we report the death of Alderman, (formerly Councillor), Ron Wilson. A great councillor from a bygone era at Fylde. He was as close as we have seen to being an ideal local councillor. Concern for the welfare of others drove him to deliver for his residents in a quiet and unassuming manner. His loss is our sadness.....

Hot  NewsDog PSPO and Byelaw Update  5 February  2017  
Dog PSPO and Byelaw UpdateSome readers thought Fylde had slipped Fixed Penalty Notices for 'Dogs on Leads' in Ashton Gardens 'under the wire'. We had a look and found a real mess. Not from the dogs, but a mess of signs and legislation. Fylde has no new legislation (yet), but some of their recent signs are confusing. We  see a need for rationalisation, but many dog-owners believe the changes Fylde want to make are wrong.....

Hot  NewsSt Johns Runners & Riders24 January  2017  
St Johns Runners & RidersThe candidates for the St John's Ward by-election in Lytham are declared and we have a first look at who's standing for election to become a Councillor. Will it be Mark Bamforth - who is aiming to repeat his previous election successes or will it be Paul Lomax - who didn't quite manage to convince enough Singleton and Greenhalgh electors to vote for him at the last election, or will it be one of the others?....

Hot  NewsA Dog's Dinner? 9 January  2017  
A Dog's Dinner?Fylde has miscalculated public opposition to their plans to introduce Dog Controls as part of plans for Public Spaces Protection Orders. Worse, they are using a Robocop approach and On the Spot Fines to hammer dog owners(or maybe generate income). They're also increasing the areas to which the controls will apply and maybe imposing a limit of four dogs per person. Two public protest meetings have already been staged. We have the background and all the details.....


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